Rosario went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals. The shortstop has yet to find his rhythm at the plate this spring, slashing .138/.194/.310 through 31 plate appearances. On the bright side for Rosario, three of his four hits have gone for extra bases (two triples and a double) after the 24-year-old slugged a career-high 52 XBH in 2019. He's locked in as the Mets' starter at the six, and Rosario still has time to build up some momentum before Opening Day.
Rosario is not in Thursday's lineup against the Marlins. It appears to be a routine day off for Rosario, who has started the past 20 games, slashing .299/.333/.468 with three home runs and four steals over that stretch. Luis Guillorme is starting at shortstop in his place Thursday.
Rosario went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Mets' 6-1 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday. The 23-year-old checked in with long ball No. 13 on the season with this sixth-inning, two-run blast off Tim Melville. Rosario's having an average season at the dish with a .289/.326/.430 slash line in 146 games, but it's an improvement on past years and he has managed to enhance his value with his contributions on the basepaths, logging 17 stolen bases in 25 attempts.
Rosario will head to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Nationals. Rosario is in line for a day off after going 1-for-5 in Monday's series opener. Luis Guillorme draws the start at shortstop and will bat eighth.
Rosario is starting at shortstop and hitting leadoff Thursday against the Cubs. Rosario is back atop the order for Thursday's series finale after going 2-for-5 with an RBI from the seven-hole Wednesday. The shortstop has been dialed in at the dish in August, slashing .345/.368/.445 with eight extra-base hits (six doubles, one triple and one home run) and three stolen bases in 24 games.